Vancouver airport (YVR)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Vancouver International Airport, opened in April 1930, is one of the busiest in Canada. It not only serves the Vancouver area, but also the entire British Columbia province, as well as American cities nearby. From here you can make almost any domestic flight in the country, and regarding international flights, destinations include the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, the Far East and Oceania.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 2 - Main Terminal and South Terminal (for regional flights). Open 24 hours a day and linked through a free shuttle (Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 9:10 pm, Saturdays from 6:50 am to 6:10 pm, Sundays from 7:20 am to 7:40 pm).
Annual passenger traffic: 19 million passengers went through it in 2022.
+1 604 207 7077. E-mail: [email protected]. There are customer service counters available around the clock on the Arrivals and Departures level of the Main Terminal. There are also volunteers in green uniforms for passenger assistance.


The airport is situated 13 km (8 miles) to the southwest of Vancouver.

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Car rental agencies

Car rental desks are located on the ground floor of the parkade adjacent to the terminals.

Alamo (Tel +1 833 619 3650 - 5:30 am to 1:30 am)
Avis (Tel +1 604 606 2847 - 5:00 am to 1:15 am)
Budget (Tel +1 604 668 7000 - 5:00 am to 1:00 am)
Dollar (Tel +1 604 606 1656 - 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +1 604 606 3700 - 6:00 am to 1:00 am)
National (Tel +1 833 619 3652 / 604 273 6572 - 5:30 am to 1:30 am)
Zipcar (Tel +1 866 494 7227)

You can also request services from the following companies:

Car2Go (Tel +1 855 454 1002)
Discount (Tel +1 604 207 8140 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Enterprise (Tel +1 833 619 3651 - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Evo Car Share (Tel +1 604 268 5594)
Routes (Tel +1 604 370 4445 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)


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Parking services at Vancouver airport (YVR)

The enclosure has several options for short- and long-term parking. There is also a passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Waiting Area), free of charge for 30 minutes. A valet parking service operates around the clock on the Departures level of the Main Terminal. More information: Tel +1 604 276 7739. Fees and reservations

Parkade - Multi-storey facility located across from the Main Terminal, with charging stations for electric vehicles.
Value Lot - Area situated next to the previous one, with cheaper rates for long stays and partially-covered walkways. Connected to the Main Terminal through a free train from 5:10 am to 0:56 am and through a shuttle at other hours.
JetSet Parking - It is found on Sea Island. A courtesy shuttle service heads for the terminals every 5 minutes, 24 hours a day.
Airport South Parking - Car park located next to the South Terminal.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

There are ramps, elevators, adapted telephones and toilets, accessible counters, relief areas for service animals, tactile signage and reserved spaces in all parking lots close to the entrances and lifts. Public transport companies can provide accessible vehicles. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should contact their airline at least 48 hours in advance.


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Latest updates: March 24, 2023